Weston Irish Fest, wine dinners, and much more to eat and imbibe this week
KC's best food and drink events for October 7-13.
Tuesday, October 8
Chef Nick Martinkovic of the celebrated Noah’s Kitchen (521 Main Street, Weston) is hosting a seafood cooking class tonight from 6 to 9 p.m. Learn how to properly select, clean, break down, and store fresh fish and seafood. Attendees will also be taught how to prepare ceviche and poke, as well as seafood stock and bouillabase en papillote (fish stew in paper). Each $75 ticket includes instruction, food, and a glass of wine. Learn more and pick up tickets here.
Visit the Antler Room (2506 Holmes Road) tonight for a South African-style barbecue and wine dinner featuring wines from Blackwater Winery. The meal will be served family style, with several wines selected to pair with Chef Nick Goellner’s take on South African home cooking, available for only one night. The meal is $75 a person, exclusive of tax and gratuity. Call 816-605-1967 or email email@example.com for reservations.
Wednesday, October 9
Chef Calvin Davis and his team will be preparing a seven-course meal for tonight’s wine dinner at Freshwater (3711 Southwest Trafficway). The meal will feature regional, seasonal fare paired with the entire lineup of wines from Woodward Canyon in Washington’s Columbia Valley. The event is slated to begin at 6 p.m., and seats are $150 a person, exclusive of tax or gratuity.
Thursday, October 10
Tom’s Town (1701 Main Street) is opening its brand new Pendergast Lounge tonight, and is celebrating with a party, beginning at 6 p.m. Formerly known as the Vault, the Pendergast Lounge is a unique, separate lounge outfitted to recall the speakeasies and masculine gentlemen’s clubs of the 1920s and ’30s, with tufted leather couches, wingback chairs, and velvet ottomans. The opening will feature drink specials and live music. No tickets are necessary.
Long Shadows Winery (Walla Walla, Washington) will be highlighted at tonight’s five-course meal at story. (3931 West 69th Terrace). Among the night’s courses are duck breast with chanterelles and roasted celery root with rosemary spaetzle (paired with Pirouette Red Blend) and beef ribeye medallion with spinach, pistachios, red wine glazed onions, and steak sauce (Feather Cabernet Sauvignon). The meal is $90 a person, not including tax and gratuity. Call call 913-236-9955 or visit story’s website for reservations.
Friday, October 11
The three-day Weston Irish Festival kicks off today at O’Malley’s Pub (540 Welt Street, Weston). About 10,000 people attend this music, beer, and food fest. See dozens of live bands and enjoy lots of beer and food from Weston Brewing Company and the America Bowman Restaurant, plus many carnival-type food vendors (fried stuff!). Tickets start at $10; learn more and buy those tickets here.
Saturday, October 12
Sample beers from 40 breweries and 15 restaurants at today’s Botanical Brewfest at the Overland Park Arboretum (8909 West 179th Street). Tickets start at $60, and all funds benefit the Arboretum. VIP entrance begins at 4 p.m., GA at 5 p.m. Pick up tickets via the Arboretum’s website.
Sunday, October 13
Filipino restaurant Manila Bay Ihaw Ihaw (4800 East Bannister Road) is celebrating three years in business in south Kansas City, and owner-chef Norma Thayer is celebrating with a big brunch spread, available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Get in to Manila Bay for its excellent broasted chicken, lumpia, savory pork sisig, pork skewers, and much more.